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Forum topic by Viktor posted 08-10-2012 07:40 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Viktor

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08-10-2012 07:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: festool ts75 question saw

When depth stop on my TS75 is set to 0 the saw blade does not reach to the surface of the material by about 1.5 mm. This is without guide rail and with Festool stock blade (actually measured diameter is 209.5 mm). If this was the other way around (the blade reaches too deep) it could be adjusted with a set screw on top of the depth stop. In my case the blade simply can’t go any lower. All parts are where they should be and there is no damage of any kind. Has anyone else seen this?

The guide rail thickness to the top of green slide strips is exactly 5.00 mm. Hence, when the saw is placed on the guide rail the blade would scratch the material only at 7 mm setting (not 5 mm as it is supposed to). Further, the maximum cutting depth on/off rail is 68/73 mm (not 70/75 mm).

I also noticed that even if the blade could be lowered to full 75 mm depth (suppose depth stop is not on the way) arbor washer would rub against saw blade housing. This problem has been described elsewhere: http://www.woodworkforums.com/archive/index.php/t-85937.html

Since most of cuts with this kind of saw are through cuts I was wondering if this is a common problem and users simply don’t notice 1.5 mm depth difference? (Yes I’m THAT particular!) Would any of you, TS75 owners, care to verify depth setting on your saw and share your observation? Thank you.


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#1 posted 08-10-2012 07:49 PM

1 – 800 – 554 – 8741
Ask Festool Service at the above number as I’m curious as well why it’s not perfect. 1.5mm could
cut a substrate that you don’t want cut.

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bandit

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 07:51 PM

Try the Festool Owners Group

http://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php

-- Michael Garrett

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Shane Holland

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#3 posted 08-10-2012 09:38 PM

Viktor,

I work for Festool USA and saw your post. I can’t tell where you’re located, but if you’re in the US/Canada, please contact us at the number listed by waho6o9. If you’re in some other part of the world, please contact your Festool dealer or local Festool office for assist. You can get the contact information for Festool in your country by visiting festool.com and using the locator at the bottom of the page.

If I can be of assistance in getting someone in touch with you, please feel free to contact me via the forum PM system or email me at sho@festoolusa.com.

I don’t know the remedy for the problem you’re describing and am only aware of the set screw to make adjustments. But, I’m sure the service guys will know how to get it fixed or replaced for you.

Shane Holland
Festool USA

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#4 posted 08-10-2012 09:43 PM

Thank you all. I’ll contact Festool.
Other than that the tool is awesome.
An easy solution would be to cut 1.5mm off the top of depth stop, but I’d hate to do that. There seem to be enough space between the base and motor/arbor assembly to tilt a little deeper if the stop wasn’t on the way.
I’ll see what customer support has to say.

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#5 posted 08-28-2012 08:35 PM

Well, the saw is back from repair. It’s fixed. Maximum depth is still little shy of 75 mm, but by normal people standards it’s probably right on target. Not sure what they did, said “adjustment” on the form. There is really nothing to adjust, except to replace the stop. They had it out of the shop in 2-3 business days.
Customer service was great, no complaints.

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 03:10 AM

Viktor, thanks for the follow up post. Glad you got the issue resolved and had a good service experience.

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 03:31 AM

hmph

love the topic. Short and sweet and solved : ))

only out by increments of a couple mm, tragically unacceptable : ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 03:53 AM

Festool is candy in an old body.

its too bad you have to be old

to finally figure it out that candy was always within your grasp

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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